Neck lift surgery, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a procedure that addresses common concerns that accompany aging such as Turkey wattle and excess skin.
Your platysma muscles are found on the side of your neck, from your upper shoulders to under your ears. If you do not exercise these muscles regularly, they will sink into your neck as you grow older, becoming part of your vertical skin folds. This causes hanging skin, loose muscles, and a double chin. An increased amount of fat on your body and a poor posture also contribute to the loss of platysma muscles.
During neck lift surgery, the surgeon will make incisions along your ears and under your chin. These incisions will help the surgeon reach into your neck. They will reposition or remove excess fat according to the contours of your body.
If you have excess skin, the surgeon will trim it off before the commencement of the surgery. After the procedure is complete, the surgeon will cloak your neck once again, if needed.
Do you Need Neck Lift Surgery?
You do not need neck lift surgery to remove excess skin and fat if you are young. These signs start showing up when you are in your early forties and become most prominent once you reach your sixties.
A neck lift surgery can revitalize your looks, even if you do not undergo accompanying facelift surgery. Consult your surgeon for the best neck lift options for you.